Ball point pen on the morning newsprint

Remembering the 13 fallen at Fort Hood

Chief Warrant Officer Michael Grant Cahill (Ret.), Cameron, Texas, 62

Major Libardo Eduardo Caraveo, Woodbridge, Virginia, 52

Army Staff Sergeant Justin DeCrow, Plymouth, Indiana, 32,

Captain John Gaffaney, San Diego, California, 56

US Army Specialist/E4 Frederick Greene, Mountain City, Tennessee, 29

US Army Specialist/E4 Jason Dean Hunt, Tipton, Oklahoma, 22

Sergeant. Amy Krueger, Kiel, Wisconsin, 29

Private First Class. Aaron Thomas Nemelka, West Jordan, Utah, 19

Private First Class. Michael Pearson, Bolingbrook, Illinois, 22

Captain Russell Seager, Racine, Wisconsin, 51

Private. Francheska Velez, Chicago, Illinois, 21

Lieutenant. Col. Juanita L. Warman, Havre De Grace, Maryland, 55

US Army Specialist/E4 Kham Xiong, St. Paul, Minnesota, 23

Also: Last years Veterans Day post remembering my Dad.
Also: Remembering New Jersey soldiers killed in Iraq

  1. Pat D
    November 11, 2009 -

    HI Larry, I missed seeing Veteran's Day last year, so a belated note on that and it's important to remember the veterans of today as I recall my dad too, who fought in the Battle of Okinawa at the age of 19 and carried on his hands the "jungle rot" all his life. I am always moved by those who give military service. Pat

  2. November 11, 2009 -

    Hi Pat, Thanks for commenting. I never met your dad but I do remember reading the poem you wrote about him and his service. I think our dads had a common trait that I admire, even though they lived with a constant reminder to a tragic event, they didn't let it define who they were.

  3. November 11, 2009 -

    Poignant image, Larry. Very moving, and fitting on this Veteran's Day. Thanks to all who serve and have served us so courageously.